Sunday, April 7, 2013

Great Video on the Berlin Wall

From the History Channel comes this awesome short video on the Berlin Wall (which I'll be covering this week in US History). Includes some very cool animations combined with historic footage:

Prior to showing this video, we do a lesson on the Berlin Blockade as a prelude to the wall being built and I include this great story about the American pilot Gail Halvorsen, nicknamed "Uncle Wiggle Wings the Candy Bomber" because he parachutted bags of candy to the children of West Berlin. A great little history story for students!

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